Zero Series | Steel

ROCS Display

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Zero Series | Steel

ROCS Display

Regular price £11,850 GBP USD EUR Enquire
A combination of the words renaissance and essentiel, Ressence is a young, independent brand with a unique approach to contemporary watchmaking. Their motto “Built on the expertise of yesterday, crafted with today’s technology, our watches are designed for tomorrow” - very much speaks to this, innovative identity. Founded by the Belgian industrial designer, M. Benoît Mintiens in 2010, all of the brand’s watches carry ever-changing regulator dials, in which the sub-dials and main-disc continually orbit one another.

First debuted at Baselworld 2010, the Zero Series was the first production watch by Ressence. Only 50 pieces were made, each with steel cases and large winding crowns. This particular example, is one of the most limited of the four variants of the Zero Series produced (1004), with only 9 pieces made.

The ’1004’ reference, refers to the grey aluminium discs, shown on the dial side. The orbital display shows hours and minutes on convex discs, while the sub-dials indicate the seconds and AM/PM. The embedded indicators are painted white for contrast. The Zero Series also displays double digits for the hour disc (01, 02), whereas later pieces use only single numerals (1, 2).

With two highly-domed, sapphire crystals covering both sides of the watch, the Zero Series is distinctively Ressence, exhibiting a pebble-like appearance clearly influenced by current industrial design trends. The steel case measures 42 mm and wears true to its size. The winding crown is unique to the Zero Series, signified by the orange colour within the crown itself, which is beautifully machined and complete with a safety mechanism, to prevent accidental time changes. The wire lugs, secured to the case by four screws, detach and separate for strap changes.

The watch is split into two modules; a lower-half comprised of a customised self-winding ETA 2824/2 ébauche, and a display module, or ROCS (Ressence Orbital Convex System). The sapphire caseback is secured by 6 screws, only visible in the Zero Series.

This Ressence Zero Series is the very first iteration of the brand’s novel and whimsical approach to mechanical design. With very few pieces made, it’s one of only a handful of examples, and serves as the reference point for all Ressence pieces.

Viewings can be arranged in Central London by appointment only.
Brand: Ressence
Model: Zero Series (1004)
Movement: automatic ETA 2824/2 base with modified with in-house ROCS display module
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, AM/PM
Features: brushed grey dial, aluminium discs, regulator display, winding crown
Case: 42 mm stainless steel
Crystal: domed sapphire front and back
Bracelet: Ressence strap and original steel deployant buckle
Year: 2011
Box & papers: original nest box, outer box, letter from Ressence
This Ressence Zero Series is in excellent condition and was recently serviced by the brand. It comes with its original nest box and strap tool, as well as an accompanying letter from Ressence. It is guaranteed for authenticity and comes with a two-year warranty from A Collected Man.

All of our pre-owned watches have undergone thorough mechanical inspections, including being ultrasonically cleaned, serviced and resealed if appropriate and tested for at least four days, to ensure they meet our highest timekeeping standards. Our pre-owned and vintage watches, unless stated otherwise, are covered by a full or a limited twenty-four month warranty. For example, due to their age, some vintage watches should not be subjected to the same conditions as when they were new. Please see our Terms & Conditions for further information. 

All of our new watches are covered by the warranty from the original manufacturer. Please contact us for further information.

We offer worldwide delivery on all of our watches.

If ordering from the UK or Europe before 1 PM, your watch will be sent the same working day. The courier will depend on the value of the watch, with all watches delivered the next working day.

If ordering from outside Europe, delivery will depend on choice of courier and destination. 

Please note, that prices are quoted gross of VAT (unless expressly stated otherwise) and that preowned goods (in the United Kingdom) are subject to a marginal rate of VAT, which can not be reclaimed. For further information, please see here.

You can cancel your order without giving any reason, within 14 days from the day the watch has been delivered to you.

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